It helps migration planning to understand SharePoint is a computing platform

Technical personnel usually understand the substantially different set of factors included in a computing platform migration from those associated with individual software solutions. But business stakeholders in the plan should also gain an understanding if plans are to be correctly architected, meaning built in a manner promising success. SharePoint is a computing platform upon which other applications operate. When SharePoint is looked at from this angle, it is directly comparable with other computing platforms built to support successful efforts at enterprise content management (ECM), enterprise document management (EDM), and even plain Intranet computing. The list of other solutions in this…
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Microsoft offers some recommended procedures for SharePoint customizations built with full trust solutions

In the final 10 mins of the 1st of 6 video tutorials titled Transform SharePoint Customizations to SharePoint App Model, Vesa Juvonen, a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft presents several correct practices developers can use to safely build custom trusted solutions for SharePoint, on-premises. The first 40 minutes of the video were devoted to a structured presentation, perhaps it would be better to refer to it as a rhetorical argument intended to persuade the audience to hasten their pace of adopting the SharePoint App Model. Regardless, in the final 10 minutes the audience is treated to a presentation of how…
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A sensible approach to rolling out enterprise-wide SharePoint solutions, on premises, includes a training component

Sharepoint Server 2010 or 2013, Enterprise Edition, can be used as the computing platform for custom solutions. The core, out-of-the-box, features of SharePoint Server, when combined with the comparatively less expensive development cost of customization make this type of implementation attractive for stakeholders. Including a training component for personnel distributed across the organization is a good way to add to the odds of success in the overall effort. We offer a lot of specialized training content on the flavors of popular functionality often talked about in the SharePoint user community. The complete list of what we offer can be found…
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Microsoft Turns Up the Volume on Why Developers Should Embrace The Office and SharePoint 2013 App Model

Microsoft has started a concerted effort to persuade Office Developers and SharePoint 2013 Developers to embrace the new App model. This effort includes the launch of a Reimagine SharePoint development site, a set of videos with the same title on MSDN Channel 9, and even dedicating an Office 365 technical webcast to the topic. This webcast took place on June 5, 2014. This technical webcast was led by Vesa ”Vesku” Juvonen, who is a Principal Consultant at Microsoft. Why is Microsoft accelerating its efforts now? Perhaps all of this new activity reflects a greater sense of urgency. After all, the…
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Any Effective End User Training Plan for SharePoint 2013 Must Address Four Broad Areas of Interaction

As Keenan Newton, a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft makes clear in a short video, “Why Apps for SharePoint 2013?” published on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) site, End Users usually interact with SharePoint at four broad areas: Sites, People, Apps and Themes. Mr. Newton also explains most software is written for user engagement around a single activity. His references are chosen from cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS) offers; for example, Amazon and eBay for online shopping. But SharePoint, as he explains, does not conform to this model. Rather, SharePoint ” . . . has many concepts and artifacts,…
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Final Comments on O to 60: Developing Apps for Microsoft SharePoint 2013

In the final 40 minutes of a video presentation titled 0 to 60: Developing Apps for Microsoft SharePoint 2013, Keenan Newton concludes his argument on why the SharePoint 2013 App Model, and Microsoft’s Cloud App Model are two pieces of good news for enterprises in need of a more secure method of customizing SharePoint 2013. Mr. Newton covers a bit more of the history of the custom application model for SharePoint. He mentions the SharePoint 2010 “Sandbox” feature, which was designed to provide SharePoint users with a safer method of building custom solutions. But, Mr. Newton explains, the SharePoint 2010…
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The SharePoint 2013 Cloud App Model is Designed to Accelerate Custom Development for the Platform

SharePoint-Videos.com offers a number of different sets of video tutorials on SharePoint 2013 Development. A complete list of all the development courses for SharePoint 2013 can be found on SharePoint-Videos.com. What we have not included in any of our tutorials is a presentation of why the SharePoint 2013 Cloud App model makes sense from the standpoint of an organization looking to add some custom processes to SharePoint 2013, but not at the expense of the overall performance of the platform. Microsoft fills this gap for us with a video presentation titled 0 to 60: Developing Apps for Microsoft SharePoint 2013….
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A Presentation of the Spectrum on App Development Options for SharePoint 2013, Part Two

This post is the second on a video tutorial authored by Steve Fox, Director of Services at Microsoft®. The title of Steve Fox’s video tutorial is SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools: When to Use What?. This video is available for unlimited viewing by anyone with a subscription to SharePoint-Videos.com. Further on the Browser Development Option theme, Steve demonstrates how Central Administration, and Site and Site Collection administration screens in SharePoint 2013 are all examples of browser development options, this time with even more power than the branding example he provides at the start of this video tutorial. Keeping with the structure…
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Presenting 3 Different Options for Building Apps for SharePoint Server 2013

In a video tutorial authored by Steve Fox, Director of Services for Microsoft titled Welcome to the New SharePoint 2013 Application Model, any subscriber to SharePoint-Videos.com can learn about this new method of developing applications for SharePoint Server 2013. The video covers some ground already covered in another curriculum on the same topic, this time authored by Yaroslav Pentsarskyy. Both of these tutorial sets present 3 new App types for SharePoint Server 2013: SharePoint Hosted Autohosted Provider-Hosted SharePoint Hosted Apps for use in a SharePoint Hosted computing environment are made up of static files. “There is no server side code…
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Why SharePoint Developers Need to be Comfortable Building Apps for SharePoint Server 2013

SharePoint developers need to move into a comfort zone on the topic of building “apps”. SharePoint server 2013 provides them with an opportunity to attain this objective. On November 12, 2013, Yaroslav Pentsarskyy will teach an online course, Building Robust SharePoint 2013 hosted Apps for productivity and profit – Online Class. This course can provide a lot of the technical content these developers will need to attain their objective. The “app” process development method is the best approach to building processes for SharePoint Server 2013. It is, reliably, the most likely approach to satisfying end user needs for a uniform,…
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